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February 21, 2005
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Paradise Bird's Dream.. by Kyena Paradise Bird's Dream.. by Kyena
of Freedom. (I never write this but please make me the favor and look at the full view - otherwise you are going to miss the details for sure)

First of all I need to thank all the people who helped me with critiques on this one. The concept proofed to be much more complicated to pull off then I imagined. The cage idea particularly caused me a lot of headache and I had so many decisions to make (some will definitely be criticised but you can’t please everyone hm? J)

I think I also need to thank Mister Stahlberg. Even though I didn’t really use his technique of rendering clouds – the images of his tutorial helped me to understand clouds a bit better.

“Paradise Bird’s Dream of Freedom” has been in my mind for quite a while now. It’s probably a bit autobiographic. I will soon have the chance to finally do what I always wanted to do and it feels like total freedom to me. (There you go - a little cheesyness from my side :D)
Also – the timing might be a bit akward but I was working on this for quite a while now – so forgive me for another “Girl on a Swing”-Piece @_@
You might find some hidden meanings and little details – I don't want them to be too obvious though.

Some things this painting proofed to me:
Painting is an incredible amount of brainwork
Colours are evil
Soap bubbles don’t act like magnifying classes
Clouds are fun to render and play with
Chocolate flavoured popcorn can bring me through the day
My cats don’t like me sitting at the comp painting all day long
I need to learn how to use Painter
I have to lose my fear of painting landscapes

Fully done in Photoshop 7

I am totally sorry that I had to resubmit. Yesterday when I was in the progress of adding the print while uploading DA went into read only mode and everything got corrupted so I couldn't add the print and it didn't show me - that the image itself was already uploaded. Therefor I started again this morning adding the print as well.
Sorry for the mess :blush:
So if you faved the piece from yesterday you need to do it on this again. Otherwise it wont show up.
And I also lost your lovely comments on the first submission :(
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In a Paradise Bird's Dream by *Kyena, all you need to do is find the key.... ( Suggested by acida and Featured by ekud )
Annegal Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I love this. It reminds me of Sansa Stark.
klaudia9z Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
So amazing <3
cabbit23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
xQueen-Sinesthesia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
That is just insanely gorgeous.
I do so envy her clothing. <3
askrzypek Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have reported to the DeviantArt staff the fact that this image has been stolen by another deviant. Hope this will be sorted out soon.
facundoreyes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
fucking thief :(

you did a great work
SweetSuicidalLove Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I don't know if anyone has told you yet or not and I'm too lazy to go back through the tons of comments that are on this, but someone has stolen this work (badly ripped) here: [link]
xHekate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student
Wow :O Amazing work you!
She looks so matura and sexy but her face is still clean and sad.. I get a story from the picture as soon as i see it! Thank you for submitting good artwork!
Marshalka Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I like it a lot!!
Jennifahr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Im just speechless o__o
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